A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to sprains and fractures, bunion deformities, heel spurs and related pain, hammertoes, ingrown nails, warts, diabetic ulcers and associated bone deformities, and major reconstructive procedures of the ankle and foot. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice. Our doctors have also completed extensive podiatric surgical residency training following graduation. Both of our doctors have demonstrated additional competency and pass additional exams to be Board Certified or Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are more than 17,800 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.